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India in a 'delicate phase' of its Covid battle as cases surge

A surge in cases in some Indian states has scientists worried about a possible new wave

BBC 27 Feb 2021 6:15 am

Coronavirus | U.S. advisers endorse single-shot COVID-19 vaccine

While early J&J supplies will be small, the company has said it can deliver 20 million doses by the end of March and a total

The Hindu 27 Feb 2021 4:08 am

Sri Lanka puts Chinese Covid-19 vaccine on hold

The Times of India 26 Feb 2021 10:35 pm

Injuries and Arrests Mount as Myanmar Police Intensify Crackdown on

Dozens of injuries and arrests reported as police charge on protesters and open fire in Mandalay and Yangon on Friday

The Irrawaddy 26 Feb 2021 9:52 pm

After COVID warriors, Olympic-bound athletes to get vaccine shot

The Tokyo Olympics, which were postponed for a year owing to the COVID-19 outbreak, will now be hosted by Japan from July 23

Antara News 26 Feb 2021 9:30 pm

Densus 88 arrests suspected terrorists in East Java

The National Police's Counterterrorism Squad, Densus 88, arrested a number of suspected terrorists in East Java on Friday

Antara News 26 Feb 2021 8:48 pm

COVID-19: Over 2.4 million Indonesians vaccinated so far

A total of 2,449,451 Indonesians have been vaccinated against COVID-19 as of Friday afternoon, as part of the first and

Antara News 26 Feb 2021 8:45 pm

Indonesia adds 8,232 new COVID-19 cases in single day

Indonesia on Friday recorded 8,232 fresh coronavirus infections, 7,261 recoveries, and 268 deaths over a single day, the Task

Antara News 26 Feb 2021 7:52 pm

Myanmar Regime Hunts Down Labor Activists Despite International

Trade unionists say they are forced into hiding as the military authorities try to arrest them at night

The Irrawaddy 26 Feb 2021 7:25 pm

Tech execs face round two of Congressional grilling over SolarWinds

Hackers allegedly working for Moscow surreptitiously subverted SolarWinds' software to infiltrate their targets, spending

The Hindu 26 Feb 2021 7:03 pm

Aviation industry needs incentives to recover: INACA

Indonesias aviation industry, which has been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic, will need government incentives to recover,

Antara News 26 Feb 2021 6:50 pm

COVID-19 vaccine didnt hurt at all and helps others, says Britains

The Queen and her husband, 99-year-old Prince Philip, received their first of two doses last month

The Hindu 26 Feb 2021 5:09 pm

Kachin Protesters Reject Myanmar Military-Appointed Negotiation

Young activists say they have no interest in holding talks with anyone appointed by the military dictatorship

The Irrawaddy 26 Feb 2021 4:28 pm

Chairman of Myanmar Military Govts Election Body Says NLDs Win

Members of political parties, including NLD lawmakers ousted by the coup, reject the announcement as illegitimate

The Irrawaddy 26 Feb 2021 3:56 pm

Japanese Journalist Detained in Myanmar While Covering Protest

Freelance reporter Yuki Kitazumi was reportedly among about 20 people detained during an anti-regime protest in Yangon

The Irrawaddy 26 Feb 2021 3:22 pm

UK Sanctions Six More Myanmar Coup Leaders for Serious Rights

Britain says Myanmars military chiefs must be held accountable for human rights violations since the Feb. 1 coup

The Irrawaddy 26 Feb 2021 3:14 pm

Pro-Myanmar Military Mob Attacks Jeering Onlookers in Yangon

Supporters of the regime, pictured carrying blades and sticks, have wounded civilians who mocked them as they marched through

The Irrawaddy 26 Feb 2021 3:04 pm

Athletes participating in sports competitions to be vaccinated

Vice President Ma'ruf Amin affirmed that sportsmen scheduled to participate in national- and state-level sports

Antara News 26 Feb 2021 2:00 pm

Arrests, Detentions, Threat of Dismissal Fail to Stop Myanmars

Civil servants and doctors have gone into hiding, while others have been detained and their whereabouts are unknown to their

The Irrawaddy 26 Feb 2021 12:27 pm

Nodeep Kaur: Jailed Dalit activist, 25, granted bail by India court

Nodeep Kaur's arrest caused global outrage after accusations of assault and torture in police custody

BBC 26 Feb 2021 12:07 pm

Digital connectivity must espouse national sovereignty: Jokowi

Indonesian President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) emphasized that digital connectivity should uphold national sovereignty amid

Antara News 26 Feb 2021 11:50 am

Myanmar Military-Appointed Administrators Rejected by Local People

We couldnt even accept saints if they were appointed by the military, one protester said

The Irrawaddy 26 Feb 2021 10:59 am

BPJN-Wamena team examines condition of Transpapua highway's roads

Wamena National Road Construction Agency (BPJN) has deployed a team to conduct a thorough examination of the condition of

Antara News 26 Feb 2021 10:50 am

Soldiers offer mobile health service to Papuans in Tembagapura

Several personnel from the 756/WMS Infantry Battalion's security task force offered a mobile health service to people

Antara News 26 Feb 2021 10:48 am

Brazil signs COVID-19 vaccine deal with Bharat Biotech

The first batch of Covazin shots to arrive in March

The Hindu 26 Feb 2021 9:07 am

ReNew Power, Indias leading renewable energy company, to publicly

ReNew Power Private Limited (ReNew or the Company), Indias leading pure-play renewable energy producer, and RMG Acquisition

Antara News 26 Feb 2021 8:22 am

'Op Silent Viper': How an Indian rape suspect was caught after 22

The case went cold after the man accused disappeared following a brutal 1999 gang rape in India

BBC 26 Feb 2021 5:44 am

U.S. welcomes India-Pakistan joint statement on ceasefire

This is a positive step towards greater peace and stability in South Asia which is in our shared interest and we encourage

The Hindu 26 Feb 2021 3:59 am

Pakistan to remain on FATF greylist

Still to fully comply with 3 of 27 points in 2018 action plan

The Hindu 26 Feb 2021 12:02 am

Six regions in Riau on alert for land, forest fires

An emergency standby status for land and forest fires has been declared in five districts and one municipality in Riau

Antara News 25 Feb 2021 8:30 pm

Deliberations on ITE Law revision must involve public: Press

Deliberations on the amendment to the Electronic Information and Transaction (ITE) Law must be carried out with transparency

Antara News 25 Feb 2021 8:28 pm

Two More Anti-Myanmar Regime Protesters Die in Mandalay

The military and police used lethal force against residents protecting striking government shipyard workers

The Irrawaddy 25 Feb 2021 8:13 pm

Jayapura-Wamena road temporarily closed for repairs: BPJN

The Jayapura National Road Construction Agency (BPJN) has temporarily closed 320 kilometers of the Jayapura-Wamena highway,

Antara News 25 Feb 2021 7:46 pm

Myanmar Anti-Coup Protestors Get Creative with Thanakha in Fresh

The traditional cosmetic paste is being used to accelerate the civil disobedience movement against the military regime

The Irrawaddy 25 Feb 2021 7:12 pm

World Bank Halts Payments to Myanmar After Coup

A leaked document confirmed by a WB official shows the bank has put a hold on disbursements for all existing projects in the

The Irrawaddy 25 Feb 2021 7:04 pm

Jaishankar Reaches Out to Delhis Indian Ocean Partners

Indian Foreign Minister Jaishankar paid recent visits to the Maldives and Mauritius

The Diplomat 25 Feb 2021 7:04 pm

BI urges banks to digitize quickly

Bank Indonesia (BI) Governor Perry Warjiyo has urged banks to digitize quickly, saying that currently, there are around 10 to

Antara News 25 Feb 2021 6:31 pm

Army to clamp down on illegal goods flow on Papua highway

The Indonesian army will secure the 575-kilometer Transpapua section of the Jayapura-Wamena highway in Papua province to halt

Antara News 25 Feb 2021 6:27 pm

Public rights to be prioritized during virtual Police operations:

House of Representatives' (DPR's) Deputy Speaker, Azis Syamsuddin, praised the virtual police squad, initiated by the

Antara News 25 Feb 2021 6:08 pm

Explainer | Why is Facebook banning Myanmar military pages

The decision deprives the military of its largest communication platform

The Hindu 25 Feb 2021 6:05 pm

Indonesia to widen COVID-19 vaccination scope

The Indonesian government is seeking to expand the scope of its COVID-19 vaccination program to ensure ease of access to the

Antara News 25 Feb 2021 5:30 pm

Indonesia contemplates on revising controversial Internet law

- especially to correct articles open to multiple interpretations.If its implementation leads to injustice, the law needs to

Antara News 25 Feb 2021 5:29 pm

Man gets 10 years for possession of hashish, marijuana plants

The Denpasar district court in Bali province has sentenced a 30-year-old man to 10 years' imprisonment for possessing 1.7

Antara News 25 Feb 2021 5:19 pm

Govt mulling serious action against Panama, Iran tankers

The Indonesian government will take serious action against two foreign tankers, Panamanian-flagged MT Freya and Iranian-

Antara News 25 Feb 2021 5:17 pm

Freeport Indonesia provides aid for refugees in Papua's Intan Jaya

PT Freeport Indonesia (PTFI) has supplied 5.3 tonnes of staple food for several hundred residents of Intan Jaya district,

Antara News 25 Feb 2021 5:15 pm

Growing Number of Businesses Shun Myanmar Military-Linked Goods,

Social punishment campaigns launched by young activists are proving successful, as items produced by firms linked to the

The Irrawaddy 25 Feb 2021 4:56 pm

Latest NVMe SSDs from Kioxia now available on Supermicro PCIe 4.0

The transition to PCIe 4.0 is in full swing, and Kioxia Corporation, a world leader in memory solutions, is leading the way

Antara News 25 Feb 2021 4:48 pm

Papua govt starts disbursing aid to refugees

The Papua provincial administration has begun distributing relief aid packages to prevent several hundred residents of Intan

Antara News 25 Feb 2021 4:30 pm

Armenian PM faces militarys demand to resign, talks of coup

The Militarys General Staff issued a statement calling for the resignation of Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan, which was

The Hindu 25 Feb 2021 4:08 pm

Long-term employment expansion hinges on businesses, private sector

President Joko Widodo laid emphasis that the contributions by business actors and the private sector will aid in the creation

Antara News 25 Feb 2021 3:40 pm

International Community Must Commit to Reversing Myanmars Military

International pressure and protests at home will bring down the military regime before it repeats the crimes of previous

The Irrawaddy 25 Feb 2021 3:40 pm

World bodies project Indonesia's economic growth at 4.5%: President

Several world bodies, including the International Monetary Fund (IMF), World Bank, and Organization for Economic Cooperation

Antara News 25 Feb 2021 3:38 pm

Police confirm CS named as suspect in Cengkareng shooting case

The Jakarta Metropolitan Police Chief, Inspector General Fadil Imran, confirmed that one of his men was named a suspect in a

Antara News 25 Feb 2021 3:36 pm

Minister envisions creative, digital economy sectors to lead in

Indonesia's creative and digital economy is projected to become a leading sector in 2045, Research and Technology

Antara News 25 Feb 2021 2:25 pm

Toshiba launches silicon carbide MOSFET module that contributes to

Toshiba Electronic Devices & Storage Corporation (Toshiba) has launched MG800FXF2YMS3, a silicon carbide (SiC) MOSFET module

Antara News 25 Feb 2021 1:57 pm

Myanmar Military, Associates Banned From Facebook, Instagram

Except for government pages offering key services, pages controlled by or tied to the Tatmadaw are banned, and firms with

The Irrawaddy 25 Feb 2021 1:30 pm

Indonesia should work jointly through cooperation for better future

- and the Korean Embassy in Jakarta in cooperation with the Bappenas, Embassy of Denmark, and P4G Global Hub. The webinar

Antara News 25 Feb 2021 1:15 pm

Bitcoin is not lawfully accepted payment instrument in Indonesia:

Central bank (BI) Governor Perry Warjiyo emphasized that the use of cryptocurrency, such as Bitcoin, as a means of payment is

Antara News 25 Feb 2021 12:27 pm

Glamhive founder Stephanie Sprangers and celebrity stylist Nicole

Glamhive announced its fourth online conference to be held on February 27, 2021. The Glamhive Digital Winter Style and Beauty

Antara News 25 Feb 2021 11:57 am

President observes journalists receive COVID-19 vaccination at GBK

President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) bore witness to the administration of the COVID-19 vaccine to journalists at the Senayan

Antara News 25 Feb 2021 11:34 am

Japan Weighs Halting New Assistance Projects to Myanmar After Coup

In light of its longtime ties with the Tatmadaw, Tokyo has distanced itself from imposing sanctions on Myanmar military

The Irrawaddy 25 Feb 2021 11:14 am

Facebook adds features to curb child exploitation content on its

The social network has also added an option for users to report any content that violates child safety policy by clicking

The Hindu 25 Feb 2021 11:03 am

Indonesia, Thailand Seek Peaceful Solution to Myanmar Crisis

Jakartas Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi says Bangkok has a 'special position' to play after meeting Myanmar, Thai

The Irrawaddy 25 Feb 2021 10:48 am

Nepal ruling party on verge of formal split

With the Nepal Supreme Court having reinstated the parliament, the door has opened to political deal-making in Kathmandu and

The Times of India 25 Feb 2021 10:35 am

Facebook pledges $1 billion in news investments over three years

Facebook is willing to support news media while reiterating its concerns over mandated payments, says Nick Clegg

The Hindu 25 Feb 2021 2:06 am

After Supreme Court Ruling, Thousands Celebrate Reinstatement of

The prime ministers decision to dissolve the legislature has been overturned by the court after months of mass protests

The Diplomat 24 Feb 2021 11:47 pm

Nepal PM Oli will not step down despite court defeat: Aide

The Times of India 24 Feb 2021 10:35 pm

1.3 million Indonesians get COVID-19 vaccine shots

A total of 1,363,138 Indonesians have been vaccinated against COVID-19 as of Wednesday, with 825,650 people receiving their

Antara News 24 Feb 2021 10:03 pm

Japan-U.S. treaty a product of Cold War

China on Wednesday called the Japan-U.S. mutual security pact a product of the Cold War following U.S. criticism of the

The Hindu 24 Feb 2021 9:53 pm

ASEANs Responsibility Is to the People of Myanmar, Not the Generals

Protecting the Tatmadaws ruthless generals as they oppress their own people is a tradition among Southeast Asian leaders;

The Irrawaddy 24 Feb 2021 8:39 pm

Fires scorch 248 ha of land, forests in Riau

Fires have laid to waste 248.95 hectares of land and forests in Riau province since early this year, chief of the Riau

Antara News 24 Feb 2021 8:38 pm

Australia Demands Immediate Release of Detained Myanmar Government

Australia has condemned violence against protesters and wants answers over the fate of its national, Professor Sean Turnell

The Irrawaddy 24 Feb 2021 8:25 pm

Myanmar Protesters Call ASEAN Not to Endorse Military Regime

Protesters have gathered at the Indonesian, Singaporean, Malaysian and Thai embassies to condemn any negotiations with the

The Irrawaddy 24 Feb 2021 7:14 pm

Pakistan PM calls on Sri Lankan president; discusses bilateral ties

Had a productive discussion with #Pakistani PM @ImranKhanPTI this morning. The discussions were mainly focused on common

The Times of India 24 Feb 2021 6:23 pm

Engine explosion, fire kill 10 Afghan civilians, say officials

Southern Urozgan provincial police spokesman Ahmad Shah Sahel said the family was returning from a wedding when their minivan

The Hindu 24 Feb 2021 5:59 pm

Face-to-face learning to resume once teachers vaccinated: minister

Face-to-face learning in Indonesia could be resumed after the completion of COVID-19 vaccination for teachers, Education and

Antara News 24 Feb 2021 5:26 pm

Vaccinating teachers strategic effort to expedite classroom

Indonesian Teachers Association (PGRI) Chairman Prof. Unifah Rosyidi expressed belief that the teacher vaccination program

Antara News 24 Feb 2021 5:21 pm

Farmer protests: India's sedition law used to muffle dissent

In recent years there's been increasing use of a law which bans speaking out against the government

BBC 24 Feb 2021 3:27 pm

Cliff collapse in East Java leaves five students dead

Five students died after a cliff collapsed onto the An-Nidhomiyah Islamic boarding school in Pamekasan, East Java, on early

Antara News 24 Feb 2021 3:23 pm

Jokowi buoyant about resumption of classroom learning in 2nd

President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) is optimistic of normalcy being restored in face-to-face learning during the second semester

Antara News 24 Feb 2021 3:19 pm

President observes COVID-19 vaccination of teachers in Jakarta

President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) bore witness to the administration of the COVID-19 vaccine to teachers at the state senior

Antara News 24 Feb 2021 3:16 pm

Singapore Says Its Banks Dont Hold Significant Funds From Myanmar

Reports that Myanmar has foreign reserves deposited in the city state prompted online calls for any such assets to be frozen

The Irrawaddy 24 Feb 2021 3:16 pm

Myanmars Key Parties Reject Regimes Election Body Invites to Meet

The Kachin State Peoples Party says it will attend Fridays meeting with the military-appointed Union Election Commission but

The Irrawaddy 24 Feb 2021 2:29 pm

Russian Interpol fugitive Andrew Ayer placed under police arrest

The police and immigration office in Bali arrested a Russian Interpol fugitive Andrew Ayer, alias Andrei Kovalenka, who fled

Antara News 24 Feb 2021 12:52 pm

Government applies multi-pronged approach to maintain vaccine

The Indonesian government is importing COVID-19 vaccine and striving to independently develop the vaccine, in its quest to

Antara News 24 Feb 2021 12:43 pm

China Says It Will Work With ASEAN to De-Escalate Situation in

Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi said ASEAN member countries have proposed holding an informal meeting on the

The Irrawaddy 24 Feb 2021 12:25 pm

Myanmar Foreign Minister in Bangkok to Meet Indonesian Counterpart

U Wunna Maung Lwin flew to the Thai capital to meet Retno Marsudi after she canceled a planned visit to Myanmar

The Irrawaddy 24 Feb 2021 12:20 pm

Mount Merapi belches out hot clouds, lava on Tuesday morning

Mount Merapi, straddling Central Java and Yogyakarta, spewed hot clouds and fiery red lava in the southwesterly direction to

Antara News 24 Feb 2021 11:04 am

Magnitude 5.3 quake rattles North Sulawesi's Melonguane on

A 5.3-magnitude earthquake hit Melonguane in Talaud Islands, North Sulawesi Province, on Wednesday morning, according to the

Antara News 24 Feb 2021 10:57 am